A new book is published by Chuvash Book Publishing House. It's a second book of a fantasy novel by Vladimir Stepanov called The Sword of Tengri. The first book enjoyed spotlight among books written in the quite popular genre which blends plots and themes of folktales, mythology and legends and borders with science fiction.
The book introduces a special ethnic Chuvash flavor to the fantastic category and identifies itself as ethofantasy.
The plot is based on the universal struggle of good versus bad. The protagonists are Ruslan Murovets and Hӑva (Willow*) who come to join the cosmic battle taking place in different time and place dimensions.
The novel takes you to the time when the Hunnic alliance - ancient ancestors of the Chuvash - has just been formed in the steppes of Central Asia.
The official presentations and signing will take place in the National Library (Cheboksary, Lenina 15) at 3 pm. on April 19.
* It is also worth mentioning that the actual recorded Chuvash name Hӑva is derivative of biblical Eve